From Don (1978) to Pukar (1983), Zeenat Aman and Amitabh Bachchan have worked together in many films while they were at the peak of their Bollywood careers.
Zeenat, who shared sizzling chemistry with Amitabh in RD Burman hit song Samundar Mein Naha Ke from the film Pukar, revealed why the popular number is close to her heart.
According to IANS, the Don actress recently shot for an episode of a dance reality show, where she shared an anecdote from the making of the cult song with the superstar. It was the same year when Amitabh had a near-death experience while shooting for a fight sequence in the 1983 released blockbuster Coolie.
“This song is very memorable for me. Amitabh Bachchan and I shot this song in Goa. Amitabh suffered a major accident during the shoot of Coolie and he was hospitalised for many months,” Zeenat said.
“After his recovery, he made a comeback with this song in Pukar. Everyone was very excited to see his energy as he shot the song under the sun and between the sand of Goa,” she added.
“It will always remain close to my heart,” the actress said.
Pukar completed 34 years of its release in 2017 and Amitabh had taken to Twitter to reminisce his experience of shooting for it.
“Pukar my film…I began shooting prior to my accident of Coolie and was shot after I recovered also, and those days remain a blur. Time takes its toll on memory,” he had tweeted.
T 2714 – 'PUKAR" my film celebrates #34YearsOfPukar .. it began shooting prior to my accident of Coolie and was shot after I recovered also , and those days remain a blur .. time takes its toll on memory !! pic.twitter.com/fUGY7bqSfK
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 17, 2017
It was a tough time for the nation, when Amitabh Bachchan was hospitalised after getting severely injured in a fight sequence during the shoot of Coolie.
While he was in the hospital, fans all over the world were grief-stricken and offered prayers for his speedy recovery. Amitabh resumed filming later that year after being bedridden for months.
Coolie’s release, just two weeks after Pukar, made a dent in the former’s box office collection. However, it still managed to run for 100 days in several theatres.